Mike Ware tests out the new Ruscome Mill papers – papers he has also helped develop especially for processes such as cyanotype, argyrotype, palladiotype, platinotype and new chrysotype.
Marco Boeringa, though not himself a platinum & palladium printer yet, researches the longevity of the print.
The following method of printing in platinum, palladium, or a mixture of both metals, has been evolved to overcome the difficulties and disadvantages of the traditional platinotype.
The cyanotype process, also known as the blue print process was invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842 and is still performed today by many darkroom enthusiasts.
Mike Ware describes the version ‘S’ of his chrysotype process.
Argyrotype is a user-friendly iron-based silver printing process that produces brown images on plain paper. It is derived from the Argentotype, Kallitype, and Vandyke processes of the 19th Century, but has greater simplicity, improved image stability, and longer sensitizer shelf-life.
Mike Ware’s Siderotype Report 1, January 2009
Mike Ware’s book: Making Digital Negatives with an Ink-Jet Printer